FSD holds ceremony to launch fire safety activities today (with photos)

     The Fire Services Department (FSD) today (November 30) held a launching ceremony of the Fire Safety Activities during Festive Season Campaign 2022 at Tsim Sha Tsui Fire Station. The FSD will organise a series of fire safety promotional and educational activities, and also conduct fire safety inspection and enforcement operations to enhance the public's fire safety awareness during the festive season. The campaign strives to convey fire safety messages over the festive season to various sectors of the community.
     Speaking at the ceremony, the Deputy Director of Fire Services (Public Safety and Corporate Strategy), Mr Derek Armstrong Chan, said a series of promotional and educational activities targeting residential units, industrial buildings, shops and vessels will be held in various districts across the territory in the coming three weeks starting today. These activities include fire safety carnivals, fire station open days, fire safety education bus parades, distribution of portable fire service equipment as well as installation of stand-alone fire detectors for residents in need.
     In the meantime, the FSD will also step up fire safety inspection and enforcement operations in various districts to enhance public fire prevention awareness and fire safety at various kinds of premises.
     Apart from the assistance offered by the District Offices, the campaign also gained support from collaborative partners including the Fire Services Department Community Collaboration Network, which was newly set up this year, the Fire Safety Ambassador Honorary Presidents' Association, District Fire Safety Committees as well as Fire Safety Ambassadors. This demonstrates the concerted efforts on fire prevention promotion to be disseminated to all sectors of the community.
     After the ceremony, Mr Chan, accompanied by community members, visited Tsuen Wan to distribute firefighting equipment to needy households, while off-duty fire services personnel took the opportunity to install stand-alone fire detectors for them.

Ends/Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Issued at HKT 16:35